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  1. Nakazul's Avatar
    I been using the 8.1 developer preview since it came out and really like it, it has its charm. But i flashed back to WP8 yesterday and i suddenly realised i like it better, and i feel old now.
    I been a user of WP since it first came out and maybe that's the reason why, WP8.1 is to different from the ideas i started using WP.
    What i, as a old school user miss the most, is the start screen customization and the ability to select different message tones for your apps. But that's about it.
    So this got me thinking, can i live without the built in Facebook features and the hubs. As it is now, no. And i have therefore disabled the search for updates, content on what i have and will maybe stay here.

    But what about you? Will you go to WP8.1 (or stay if your on the dev update) or will you try to hang on to WP8 as long as possible?
    05-12-2014 10:24 AM
  2. oditius's Avatar
    I will update to OEM 8.1 when the time comes, I love the DP 8.1, and will never go back to 8.0

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520, w/AT&T using Tapatalk
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    05-12-2014 10:32 AM
  3. DavidinCT's Avatar
    After using 8.1 for a while, I could not go back to 8, it would almost feel like going back to 7.8 from 8... Too many features that I now depend on, like the notfication center and Cortana....just could not go back...
    Joe920 and Pete like this.
    05-12-2014 10:43 AM
  4. sinime's Avatar
    Staying with 8.1 here too... Waiting for the official release with the bundled firmware.
    Pete likes this.
    05-12-2014 10:45 AM
  5. Pete's Avatar
    I'm riding the wave, man....
    Guytronic and Scienceguy Labs like this.
    05-12-2014 10:46 AM
  6. gkrew's Avatar
    Yes I am staying. I like the OS and the apps for WP.
    05-12-2014 11:09 AM
  7. chezm's Avatar
    Running Dev Preview 8.1 and i absolutely LOVE the updates...I realized how little of important ME Tile and FB/Twitter Integration into the OS were. So far im really happy with WP as an OS over Android/iOS....just gave my wife the iPhone 5S i was using for 7 months and picked up a 1020. Best move I made.
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    05-12-2014 12:33 PM
  8. BarryII's Avatar
    When I was doing the research I kept hearing that 8.1 is competitive with other OSs and 8 isn't and there were specific things in 8.1 that I wanted, but all my playing with 8 made me forget what they were. I'll upgrade but I'm expecting many bugs. The developer version is just that - there's not enough time for Microsoft to fix things based on bug reports. It just allows developers to test their apps.
    05-12-2014 01:03 PM
  9. DavidinCT's Avatar
    When I was doing the research I kept hearing that 8.1 is competitive with other OSs and 8 isn't and there were specific things in 8.1 that I wanted, but all my playing with 8 made me forget what they were. I'll upgrade but I'm expecting many bugs. The developer version is just that - there's not enough time for Microsoft to fix things based on bug reports. It just allows developers to test their apps.
    As others have said many times, The preview, is pretty much that, this is final code. As some minor bugs have been found, they will adress them but, it's just as solid as WP8 is with all the extra features. With that being said, as long as you dont have a device that has a big issue(some models have problems), for the most part it is solid as a rock and even the minor bugs are nothing compared to what your getting with 8.1...

    Worth installing the preview program version....No question..

    I'm sporting a Nokia ICON.... awsome with it..
    05-12-2014 01:12 PM
  10. Nakazul's Avatar
    Interesting to see your thoughts. Nice to hear your enjoying WP8.1. I will follow how the official launch goes and evaluate as it goes if i feel comfortable to go back to 8.1. Cortana isn't available in Sweden and will maybe never be so i am not missing that. A plus for me going back to WP8 was i also got all my Xbox Music i bought back so i can listen to that.

    Im also concerned that phones like my Lumia 1020, and the others, 925, 920, HTC 8x and all the older models will have trouble running 8.1 as fluid as the new phones (app loading times etc).
    05-12-2014 01:42 PM
  11. BarryII's Avatar
    As some minor bugs have been found, they will adress them...
    I hope they address these, from the Developer Preview 8.1 Bugs and Defects Thread because I'd consider them more than minor if they affected me:

    Bugs requiring Firmware update or OEM system app update - nothing will fix them. Only OEMs can and will in 2-3 months:
    Bug: Mobile data isn't stable.
    Bug: Unresponsive power button.
    Bug: Phone heats up.
    Bug: Operator settings like voicemail don't work.

    Bugs 8.1 has introduced and have no solution as of now.
    Bug: Cannot delete images from favourite folder photo hub.
    Bug: Cannot access photos that were already on SD card before update.
    Bug: After doing a hard reset on the phone, cannot gain access to the camera or open a camera app.
    I wonder how the OP of that thread knows what OEMs will fix in 2-3 months.
    05-12-2014 01:50 PM
  12. Michael Kozak's Avatar
    A Lumia 925 user here ... And I did run WP 8.1 for the first 3 weeks it was out (DP). But reverted back to 8.0 - main issue for me was battery life.

    Went from 25-30 hours on 8.0 ~ to roughly 15 hours TOPS running 8.1. Drove me nuts constantly looking to recharge phone. (And yes .... did ALL the typical stuff ~ resets, closing of apps, syncing of emails, etc.) That everyone talked about on here. Nothing helped battery issues.

    But .... Lol .... I'm DEFINITELY going to reinstall 8.1 again, once firmware is added by carrier!!

    I've got my 25-30 hours back running 8.0 again .... But man do I miss Notifications, Word Flow keyboard, transparent backgrounds and Cortana - for so many features it had (news, weather, sports, traffic, reminders and more!!)

    WP 8.1 ... overall ... really ran smoothly for me on my 925 - not an issue at all. I just could not take the constant battery issues.

    Here's hoping ... ✌✌

    😎
    Last edited by Michael Kozak; 05-12-2014 at 03:18 PM.
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    05-12-2014 02:01 PM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    I'm thinking of keeping my 920 on 8, but I'm definitely going to update my 925 to 8.1 when it's officially released. Meanwhile, my 810 is running 8.1 via the developer preview and I absolutely love it!
    05-12-2014 02:30 PM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    Im also concerned that phones like my Lumia 1020, and the others, 925, 920, HTC 8x and all the older models will have trouble running 8.1 as fluid as the new phones (app loading times etc).
    I've got the 8.1 DP running on my 1020 and its more fluid than WP8
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    05-12-2014 02:32 PM
  15. Nakazul's Avatar
    I've got the 8.1 DP running on my 1020 and its more fluid than WP8
    Well im happy for you then. But the loading time of apps is more the issue that I mean, raw processing power. Also when using the back button I notice the OS studder when returing to start screen so the OS is not lag free. Fuse is a app like that for instance.
    05-12-2014 04:37 PM
  16. AV2RY's Avatar
    No I'm not going back to 8.0. Those huge tiles, no thanks. I don't have any problem at all on 8.1 with my 928. Well there is one actually and it eats my battery alot -that's WhatsApp. You know when you open it static sound comes from speaker, that's my main concern. I use WhatsApp alot, sometimes straight few hours))
    05-12-2014 05:00 PM
  17. Jupast's Avatar
    I tried 8.1, and while it has a lot of nice touches, there really wasn't any killer features (for me) that compelled me to stay there, so i rolled back to 8.0.

    The issues with WhatsApp and the state of Xbox Music didn't help.

    I'm happy on 8.0 until 8.1 comes out officially.
    05-12-2014 05:01 PM
  18. neo158's Avatar
    Not a chance, the positives far outweigh the negatives. The Action Centre alone is worth it for me.
    05-12-2014 05:14 PM
  19. paulxxwall's Avatar
    About as many bugs as new features! So I'm on the fence too. 1520 heats up when start screen take a second to load ! Oh yeah and about the start screen...i know when screen is slow to load or loads real choppy.....when my phone feels like the sun! Camera turns on randomly. And yes the battery life sucks and no I'm not using my phone any more than I was before! So hopefully updates fix these issues because although its a preview.....it kills my phone and its smoothness.if it stays the same then yeah I will revert back to wp8 cause now my phone feels like android....lots of features but buuuuuuuggy.
    05-12-2014 05:15 PM
  20. neo158's Avatar
    About as many bugs as new features! So I'm on the fence too. 1520 heats up when start screen take a second to load ! Oh yeah and about the start screen...i know when screen is slow to load or loads real choppy.....when my phone feels like the sun! Camera turns on randomly. And yes the battery life sucks and no I'm not using my phone any more than I was before! So hopefully updates fix these issues because although its a preview.....it kills my phone and its smoothness.if it stays the same then yeah I will revert back to wp8 cause now my phone feels like android....lots of features but buuuuuuuggy.
    Have you tried a factory reset?
    05-12-2014 05:38 PM
  21. chezm's Avatar
    Well im happy for you then. But the loading time of apps is more the issue that I mean, raw processing power. Also when using the back button I notice the OS studder when returing to start screen so the OS is not lag free. Fuse is a app like that for instance.
    I do not notice any stutter when returning to the start screen, its lag free for me. I did a hard reset with no backup restore so maybe that helps out?..
    05-12-2014 09:03 PM
  22. Nakazul's Avatar
    I do not notice any stutter when returning to the start screen, its lag free for me. I did a hard reset with no backup restore so maybe that helps out?..
    Maybe, i think i used the backup, not sure. Its not happening with all apps so it may be app optimizations needed and its all good.
    05-13-2014 03:29 AM
  23. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I can not imagine going back to 8.

    I am having signal issues making talking on the phone an annoyance as I am constantly dropping calls now and having issues being heard....

    even with those issues, I can not imagine using 8;

    I was using my mom's 1020 yesterday and I was like "Girl, you are so 2013" LOL she didn't get it xD
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    05-13-2014 03:34 AM
  24. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Updated my 920 on the day 8.1 preview was released. I had been vying for a notification centre for soo long and cant imagine life without it. Live tiles only serve as a notification centre if you are a glued to your phone's screen 24/7. Lets face it, no one is that person.. I mean if you take a shower whilst using your phone - you definitely need help :P.
    05-13-2014 04:08 AM
  25. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Have you tried a factory reset?
    No but about 100 soft resets......cant trust 8.1 s back up capabilities to do hard resets. But 100 soft reset should equal to at least I hard reset
    explosive0 and tgp like this.
    05-13-2014 06:58 AM
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